View Full Version : Help me get ready after 17 years of love

04-04-2005, 08:07 PM
My furbaby is dying. She has heart failure. Her heart is pressing onto her trachea and she wheezes when she tries to breathe. I have exhausted all options--regular vet and meds, herbs, acupuncture, etc.
How do I survive. I do not remember my life without her. I have no children, she is my child. She has been there for me all these years when no one else was. She has slept with me, eaten with me, travelled with me, comforted me and loved me without fail when no one else did.
I am really struggling. She is not hurting--still eating, rolling, barking, kissing me. I fear she is staying for me. I have told her it is ok. I will survive--she can go on when she needs to go. I know my mom is waiting for her on the other side. I know I will live the rest of my life in her honor and in her memory. I have lost all my family and now she will join them soon.
How do I know when. How do I say goodbye to the one person who taught me how to love. I know I cannot join her in heaven until my time here is done and I cannot hasten that time or I will never see her again.
Please give me some advice. I have read, I know lots and lots in my head, but it is not helping my heart when I kiss her velvet ears. :(

04-04-2005, 09:04 PM
that sound really sad i know you may have heard this but while she is still alive you should get another one so when it passes away you will something to comfort you

04-06-2005, 12:07 PM
My dog died suddenly last July. She was my baby and best friend. It's very hard without her in my life but it gets a little easier with time. I still can't think of her without crying. She was such a special little girl and completely devoted to me and me to her.
I am having a hard time accepting her death but it was God's will. I still get upset about living the rest of my life without her. I have another Yorkie but he is more my husbnd's dog then mine. She was such a big part of my life and I'm very depressed. I keep saying,"I want her back" but I know that can't happen, of course.
I am not ready to get another dog yet. Our male Yorkie senses my sadness and is with me a lot. Mitzie weighed 8 pounds. He weighs 23! And he thinks he's a lap dog too! lol Sometimes, he looks so much like Mitzie, it hurts. He mourned for almost a month and rarely left my husband's side. But it's like he has found me now and we are getting to know each other better. It helps a bit.
All of my dogs live so long and I always forget how hard it is when they die. But, when I am ready, I'll go to the SPCA and get another bundle of love. Our male Yorkie is so sad without his little sister. We all are.

04-06-2005, 08:16 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I just recommended this to another member and I would like to also suggest that you take a moment to read it as well. I hope that it can help you.


Please also go out and buy the book
The Loss of a Pet, by Wallace Sife.

07-05-2009, 11:56 PM
I m very sorry that you going through this situation. I know you love her very much and never see her pain. You should trying to another treatment for her. I know heart failure is the serious problem.
I just pray to God for your furbaby.
My prayers with you.

03-02-2011, 11:15 PM
I know my mom is waiting for her on the other side. I know I will live the rest of my life in her honor and in her memory. I have lost all my family and now she will join them soon.

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